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Domiciliary Care Referral Incentives

Package acceptance from the unallocated packages list payment – This is a £1,000 payment per package of care for providers who start and retain care packages from the available packages list in the districts of Braintree and Tendring. This is available only for LAH framework providers picking up at their submitted LAH rates.

Live at Home 2021 framework

The council commissions its longer term domiciliary care and support services through the Live at Home (LAH) 2021 framework. The LAH framework commenced on the 12th August 2021. Key information for providers relating to the mobilisation of the framework can be found here, the contents include:

Sourcing processes

  • Overview of the brokerage team (Service Placement Team) call off processes
  • Sourcing process - Briefing overview
  • Batching process (how to express interest in care packages) 


  • ESAB - 1 Minute Guide
  • ESAB - Contact Details
  • ECC - Decision Support Guidance

Payment Process

  • Extranet Manual (Electronic invoicing guidance) 


  • TSA Lookup - LAH 2021 (Target Supply Area)
  • SVO Process
  • Other Useful Links - Including Safeguarding, Quality Team Training & Audit Information
  • Electronic Homecare Monitoring (EHM) - FAQ's 

Live Q&A Session - Electronic Homecare Monitoring & the Live At Home Framework

Thank you to those who joined the Live Q&A sessions in relation to the Electronic Homecare Monitoring & the Live At Home Framework. You can view the frequently asked questions from the this session here. Additional Information on the EHM requirement can be found at Part 2, Schedule 1, Annex 2 and Part 2, Annex 2 to Schedule 1 of the Live at Home agreement. Please also find attached the slide pack from the EHM provider workshops.  

Spot placements

Essex County Council is currently not actively seeking new submissions from providers to join our domiciliary spot market.

Providers are welcome to apply and ECC will place applicants on a waiting list which will be used when new spot capacity is required. Please note, receipt of an application is not a guarantee of work with the Council.

ECC's current position is not to work with providers until they have been rated by CQC. If you are unrated, you are welcome to apply however ECC will not consider your application until you have been rated.

Click here for instructions on how to apply

Other services

In addition to the Live at Home Framework, Essex buys services which provide short term support to an adult in their own home. Further details about these services can be found in the sections below.

Short Term Support Enablement is for adults who have been assessed as requiring a period of intermediate care whilst determining their longer term support needs.  The service is designed to provide a high quality locality based intermediate care service and will combine the former Reablement at Home and Short Term Support in the Community services into a single offer.  This service is available both on discharge from hospital or from the community and is the default offer for all adults, whether new to social care or at review.  The support is provided for as long as an adult requires it, but for no longer than 6 weeks.

Last updated: 05/10/2022